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SVG Data Technique

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 14:31:09 -0000
Message-ID: <018701c0765b$122fd500$56ed93c3@z5n9x1>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Chaals: you're the obvious one to take interest in this, but I'm CC'ing it
to GL just in case:-

I was thinking the other day that it would be neat if CSS gave you a way of
presenting table data as a pie chart; but then I realised you should be
able to do it with SVG instead.
Details: If you had a suitably marked up XHTML table, could you use XSLT to
convert that into an SVG chart? Technically, it should be feasable, but
practically it might be more bother than it's worth...

Taking it even further, (in XHTML 2.0???) you might be able to have a link
underneath your table, with an XLink embed to the SVG version of it. Great!
Or, it might be wiser to encode that data in the table itself, in the form
of rdfs:seeAlso="my SVG transform" or something so that people can can at
will use your transforms or some of their own...

The accessible Web of the future awaits...

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
"Perhaps, but let's not get bogged down in semantics."
   - Homer J. Simpson, BABF07.
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